Widening Participation Coordinator

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Applications are invited for the post of Widening Participation Coordinator.

This role will be based in the neaco (Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach) Central Team, part of the Cambridge Student Admissions and Access office. The University leads on this collaborative project involving five universities and eight Further Education Colleges around East Anglia. The team is responsible for ensuring that all partners are working towards shared objectives, and reporting to the Office for Students (OfS) on the project's progress.

The post-holder will have responsibility for the centrally coordinated neaco delivery projects, with a particular focus on pre-16 attainment raising programmes. You will assist with the planning, coordination and delivery of activities designed to develop key academic skills. In addition, you will work alongside the neaco Central Team to ensure that the overall neaco objectives are met and support our communications with our key stakeholders.

You should have excellent communication and organisational skills along with the ability to work with a diverse range of people, including staff, external stakeholders and young people from Year 7 upwards. We are looking for someone who has excellent IT skills and experience of using social media tools to promote programme activities. You will need to be adaptable and flexible, with an understanding that projects may be subject to change in order to meet the needs of the Cambridge Students Access and Admissions Office and/or Office for Students (OfS) priorities for Uni Connect.

Agile and flexible working is possible. The postholder will be expected to spend some time in our offices in central Cambridge each week and may be required to travel to our partner sites across the East Anglian region.

Additional information regarding the role can be found within the further information pack. When applying, please upload your CV and cover letter which sets out how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification set out in the Further particulars along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview based upon these criteria.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a DBS check.

If you wish to make an informal enquiry about the post, please contact Deputy Head of Widening Participation and neaco Lead, Angela Wright: angela.wright@admin.cam.ac.uk

Closing date: Monday 11 December 2023 Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 19 December in person.

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If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact SSCjobs@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference AT39451 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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